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We understand the market for your business and make it our goal to give you objective advice and help you make the decisions that are right for you. We give clients all of our attention and focus on every transaction, resulting in exceptional close rates and high levels of client satisfaction.
Tom Schmidt, a Managing Director at The Forbes M+A Group, has more than 30 years of diverse operational and transactional experience as a corporate finance professional, CFO, and business intermediary. He has been in the trenches leading hundreds of challenging transactions, collaborating closely with investment and commercial banks, attorneys, advisors, investors, and business owners to ensure their transactions are completed successfully. Tom’s early career included working as a corporate finance professional for Consolidated Rail Corp-Conrail, a major transportation company. He was responsible for successfully completing complex private and public debt financings, leveraged lease transactions, and merger and acquisition transactions. He was also responsible for financial oversight of the company’s extensive capital investment programs. Next, Tom was CFO for several smaller technology companies, including Applied Films Corporation (Nasdaq:AFCO), a thin film technology company, where he successfully completed their initial public offering (IPO). In addition, he served as CFO for a privately held environmental services company that he sold to a strategic industry buyer, a semiconductor service company, and a software development company that he sold to a strategic industry buyer. For the past nine years, Tom has been a leading sell-side business sale advisor in Colorado, serving lower-middle market business owners. He has successfully worked with business owners in various industries including manufacturing, distribution, industrial services, healthcare, and technology. At The Forbes M+A Group, he specializes in sell-side representation for business owners, offering clients a high level of attention and successful sale outcomes. Tom has an MBA in finance from Villanova University and an undergraduate degree in business and accounting. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly, and their kids. He also enjoys international travel, riding road and dirt motorcycles, hiking, and exercising.